Congratulations to the North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG) on another highly successful Mac Computer Expo (MCE) with more than 1,000 attendees! It’s the 25th year of MCE and each seems to build nicely on the last. You can bet they are already making plans for MCE 2010.
MCE in the Press
(Warm congratulations to NCMUG President and Event Chair Lorene Romero, officers and members of NCMUG.)
This month’s column includes the Apple Blossom Computer Club: four members started a club in 1981 and one has been a member ever since. Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest groups.
(Greetings to President Joan Paletti.)
(Congratulations to President Bob Irwin and Apple-Q members.)
Apple Blossom Computer Club
dBug – Seattle Mac User Group
North Coast Mac Users Group (CA)
(Greetings to President Lorene Romero and NCMUG members.)
Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society
Victoria Macintosh Users Group
(Greetings to Apple User Group Regional Liaison Christian Coll, President Dave Traynor and VMUG members.)
Yakima Area Macintosh Users (MacYac)
The Bay Area Macintosh User Group of West Central Florida
(Thanks to Cheryl Smeed for this tip.)
Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group
(Congratulations to President Mark Griffith, Webmaster Ralph Woodard, Apple User Group Board member Lynn Poos and the wonderful folk at SMMUG.)
Rheintaler Macintosh User Group (REMUG)
(Greetings to President Martin Hilber and REMUG members.)
Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia
(Hi to President Chris Urban, VP Irv Herzog and members.)
Oregon MacPioneers User Group (Omug)
(Greetings to former Apple User Group Regional Liaison and OMUG President Steve Welsh.)
(Thanks to President Julie Burwood for this tip.)
2007 DC Final Cut Pro User Group
(Thanks to ambassador and leader Rodney Mitchell for this tip.)
The job of User Group Ambassador is one that entails a lot of responsibilities. If your group has questions, your region’s Apple User Group Regional Liaison has the information you need.
Expert advice is just an email away.
The Santa Fe Macintosh User Group (SFMUG) is sponsoring “Synapse to Screen 1.0” (S2S1.0) in cooperation with the Tenth Annual Santa Fe Film Festival. S2S1.0 will provide a full day of panels, demos and speakers dealing with the use and workings of pre-production software and tools–from brain-storming and mind-mapping, to outlining, scripting, story boarding, production reports and scheduling. SFMUG hopes to offer live streaming of the event as well.
Be part of a great event.
Apple Sales Training Online (ASTO) is now even easier to use, with courses arranged into three core subjects: Mac, music and phone. The Product Knowledge area has courses on specific products, posted the day the products are announced. ASTO is your go-to training source and can be an excellent resource to help you make great presentations to your
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In conjunction with September’s Second Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet, the Final Cut Pro User Group Network (FCPUG Network) has released issue three of “SuperMag,” a free download consisting of over 170 pages of tutorials, tips, techniques and feature articles for today’s digital filmmakers.
Download and learn.
Magnus Nystadt from the EmiratesMac User Group will be sharing technology news with host James Piecowye on the Nightline radio show, broadcast by Dubai Eye 103.8 on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 8 p.m. Missed the September 1 broadcast? EmiratesMac offers a podcast of each radio hour.
O’Reilly, always a strong supporter of user groups, has recently announced webcasts that provide the community with opportunities for audience information and participation. These webcasts typically attract a global audience–it’s not unusual to see participants from thirty countries or more. Past webcast subjects have included the Best iPhone Apps, Snow Leopard and more. The September 24 edition covers security in cloud computing.
Download the archived Best iPhone Apps webcast.
Sign up for free sessions.
This month’s column includes three groups who first met in 1979. Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest groups. Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to
1979 Houston Area Apple Users Group
1979 AppleCore of Memphis, Inc.
1979 South Australian Apple Users’ Club Inc.
(Congrats to President Grant Ward and members of SAAUC.)
1984 Sierra Nevada Apple User Group
(Greetings to SNAG Ambassador and former Apple User Group Advisory Board member Del Missier.)
1985 Mountain View Computer Users Group
(Thanks to MVCUG President and Macworld pro John Buono for this tip.)
1986 SaskMUG (of Saskatchewan, Canada–formerly SAUCE)
1989 Prescott Mac User Group (Arizona)
1992 History and Macintosh Society
(Greetings to Board member Marc Bizer.)
1995 MacApple Users of San Antonio
1999 Rome Owners of Apple Macintosh
For more than thirty years, few groups have been as vibrant and
accomplished as the Washington Apple Pi (WAP). One of the reasons that
they have stayed involved and active is their commitment to public
service. Their newest service is Clubhouse Saturdays, where people can
meet, chat, learn what is going on with the club and ask questions of
hardware and software gurus.
Check it out.